student choice

Let's Create

This week, my high-school aged son has been uber-excited about his Journalism class.  He's not a particularly strong writer, nor does he like to engage people in conversation (which, I think, is an essential element to reporting).  He's more of a computer science and science guy, so I have been quite intrigued at this new-found interest in journalism.  There's something special going on in his journalism class, though, which must be recreated in all classes, in all subjects, at all times.  He has been so excited about it he talks about it all the time-so much that I think he doesn't go to a

Everyday Life in a Medieval Castle

The History room has been teeming with activity recently. In the midst of History World Leaders Madness (inspired by March Madness), tracking current events, predicting the animosity and conflict between Athens and Sparta (in Ancient History), and understanding why the United States became involved in World War I (in American History), the 7th graders have been investigating the evolution of Medieval Castles and every day life in a castle in European History.

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